The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have agreed to terms with forward Reese Johnson on a three-year contract that runs through the 2021-22 season ($925,000/AAV). He will remain with the Red Deer Rebels of the Western Hockey League.
Johnson, the captain of the Rebels, has recorded 45 points (22G, 23A) in 62 regular-season games during the 2018-19 campaign. His 45 points are second and his 22 goals are third on the team. Spanning parts of five seasons (2015-2019) with Red Deer, the 20-year-old has 50 goals and 42 assists in 182 career regular-season games. Johnson has added six points (2G, 4A) in 11 WHL postseason games.
Prior to joining the Rebels, The Saskatoon, Saskatchewan native played two seasons (2013-15) for the Saskatoon Blazers of the SMHL. He notched 51 points (31G, 20A) over those two years.